Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2006, Santa Cruz Mountains

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$73.95 (89284)

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91 pts
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March 05, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

56% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 2% petit verdot. Ridge is back on form here with the 2006 Santa Cruz Estate....

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Ridge's Bordeaux blend always holds lots of interest with above average complexity on this elegant, feminine nose of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

You have to read the fine print on the back label to determine that this is a cab-merlot blend, with a touch of petit...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

If there was a ‘second wine’ to the Monte Bello, the Santa Cruz Mountains Estate would best fit the bill. Opaque ruby...

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Community Reviews (1)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Ridge Zinfandels have been one of my favourite Zins for quite some time now, but this is my first experience with a Bordeaux blend from this vineyard. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon at 56%, Merlot at 42% and as a supporting role, Petit Verdot at 2% with alcohol coming in at 13.7%, surprisingly low for a California wine. The best part of this wine is the aromatics, with aromas of red and black fruit, cassis, savoury and floral notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied with chalky tannins, very thin in mid palate with sharp acidity. Medium length on the finish with red cherry fruit, tart, dry with persistent tannins lingering. With these tannins you would think that this wine needs time to come around, but there isn’t enough fruit and structure for this wine to improve. At this price, not a good value, next time, I will stick with there lovely ripe zinfandels.

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